Friday, 2 December 2022

Julie says you need to pay the toll to rub the belly!

Julie: As you can see, My belly furs are gone.
That's OK because you don't notice that when I
walk around.
I do, however, like when mum rubs my belly.
She has nice warm hands and it feels good.
I can never have too many belly rubs!

Ok Mum...enough with the pictures!
You need to pay the toll!
Time for a treat!!!!!!

 After the treat, you may continue to rub my belly!!!!!!

Monday, 28 November 2022

Just Hanging out and a question

Julie: I agreed to pose as mum seems to like 
taking pictures of me.
See...sometimes I will co-operate!
This is a really nice place to relax. It is soft and comfy and 
nicely lit in the evening.
I just like to hang around, keep mum company
and relax. Life is pretty good.

 Question from the mum:

 The Vet called to say that the  lump removed from
Julie is cancer. The Vet says
"removing her other mammary chain or doing chemotherapy 
can dramatically increase her survival time."
The chemotherapy that is used for this is doxorubicin and I have used this several times in dogs with lymphoma. It is given by placing an IV catheter and slowly infusing the medication. We usually keep them in the hospital for the day and monitor an ECG. This is done once every 3 weeks for a total of 5 treatments. Cats and dogs tolerate chemotherapy better than humans and don't tend to have as many side effects.

Any thoughts or advice if anyone has gone through this?
Julie is about 13 and I am not ready to lose her.
I also so not want her to be stressed.
I want her to be happy with whatever time she has.

Friday, 25 November 2022

Friday with Julie

Julie:  So, here is my scar. The stitches are out so
I just need to wait for things to heal.
Mum is happy that I do not bother the incision.

I am super happy that is over and I can get back
to doing important things...

                                          like snoozing!!

We have gad a busy time in the yard .
Fall means a lot of food sources dry up.
The ducks know mum puts out seeds and 
they come to enjoy them.

We also had a visit from this very fine looking deer.
Good thing I was safely indoors!!!!!

Monday, 21 November 2022

Getting used to missing furs.

Julie: Oh no, you have that camera again!
I'm not ready!

Mum: Julie, you look just fine!

Julie: Really! Even with the furs missing from my leg?
Mum: Yes Julie. Your pals know you had an operation.

It won't take long before your furs grow back.
Maybe we can show a picture of your incision
Julie: Ummmmmmmm, maybe next time.

Friday, 18 November 2022

Friday Sunshine!

Julie:  There is nothing quite like having a treat
on the windowsill with the morning sun shining.

I guess I will have to enjoy the sunshine today
as it will be rainy on the weekend.
There is even a possibility of a few snow flurries!
I hope not because that means cold and I
do not like the cold.
Mind you, I do not go out so much because it is cool
and the grass is not as tasty...darn!

I am not looking forward to the Winter
coming as that means COLD!

Mum, how many days until Spring?

Monday, 14 November 2022

Getting ready to have my stitches out!


Julie: We are back in our home.
On Wednesday I go back to my Vet and hopefully
I will have my stitches removed!
I will really like that as it is pretty hard
not to want to lick that area.
Good thing they do not bother me and I 
did not need the cone or any other deterrent!
Mum was surprised.

Really mum?
                                                                            I am a good cat! 
                                                                   I  only licked at them  a bit.
        I did not bother them as I did not
want to go back to the Vet!
However, if it means getting the stitches out
I will gladly go!
Then maybe some furs will grow on my belly again! 

                                                    OK about a few treats!!!

Saturday, 12 November 2022

Indoors watching the Rain!!!!

Julie: Hi friends. Mum and I are back in our home. 
I  have to go back to my Vet this week to
have my stitches out. I hope I am well healed as I am not
crazy about these things in my belly.
Good thing I don't lick too much or I might have to wear the
dreaded cone!


                                                             It is really rainy today.
                                               This is the remnants of Tropical storm Nicole.
Needless to say, I will not be going outside to
search for tasty blades of grass. Phooey!!

                                                       Oh well. I would be cozy indoors than 
                                                   outside getting soaked! I can get lots of scritches
                                                    too. I think that sounds best. I purr you are all 
                                                    having a pawsome Saturday too!!!!

Monday, 7 November 2022

I had a big operation!

Julie: Hi friends. As you can see I am home.
Last Wednesday I was at the Vet for
another operation! Yup, I had another lump 
on my belly. This lump wad on the other side.
The Vet decided to remove the"mammary
chain". It was called a unilateral mastectomy.
All I know is that I did not feel the best
for a few days and I have  a belly full of stitches!

Mum is happy I am doing well and eating!
That means a lot to humans. I am happy too.
I go back to the Vet next week at have the stitches out.
I am already licking at them  and mum watches to make sure
I do not bite  or chew them.
So far so good.  I feel well and enjoy my scritches.
I will be glad to have the stitches out though!!



A picture of the full moon through tree branches.

Friday, 4 November 2022

Julie Purrs for Peace

Julie: When you look around the world, you see 
that there is conflict  among humans in many
places. That is very sad.
My wish for the world is for everyone to
be kind  to each other and to understand and
accept their differences.

To quote Jimi Hendrix and others: When the power of love
overcomes the love of power, we will know

 Yup!  Peace...and bellyrubs!

Monday, 31 October 2022

Happy Halloween !!!!!

Happy Halloween friends!!!!!!!!

 The scariest part of this Halloween so far ?
Mum doing my Halloween picture!
She needs to get used to doing things
like this in a laptop.
Mostly, she needs to remember to do these things in advance!
Oh well...MOL!!


Friday, 28 October 2022

Being lazy in my fave spot!

Julie: Nothing beats a good snooze...right?


                                                        Nothing beats a little nap either.

Yes I still claim this space as my purrsonal
hangout. I can watch people go up and down the stairs.
Mum spends a lot of time here too.

                                                      I take advantage of her sitting here too.
                                                       Mum makes a nice pillow. MOL!!
                                                        Good thing for me he likes to read!



Monday, 24 October 2022

My Favourite Spot

Julie: This is Mum's fave place.
It is in Auntie's house in the upstairs hallway.
It is a little nook with a sofa  and a little window
that I like to sit in as it looks out over
the street. She likes to read or do computer things.

You can see a curtain behind me.
The sofa converts to a bed if there was a need 
and the curtains offer a bit of privacy.
It makes a great reading/computing nook
and mum uses it a lot. Me too!  MOL!

This is my close up.
It is like a game with mum and I
She wants to take my picture and I do not comply. MOL!
I think we both like this game.

 On a more serious note, I had a visit with my Vet.
I have another lump  that needs to be removed.
I hope the surgery will be good like the last one.
I will  let you know when I will be having it done.
Not looking forward to that!!!

Friday, 21 October 2022

A Nice Way to Spend the day!

Julie: Happy Friday my friends!
Yesterday was nice and sunny. As you can see,
I took advantage of those nice warm rays!
Good thing too as it is mostly overcast today.

                                                        It was so cozy and warm in the sun!

                                              As you can see, I get  very comfy when I snooze.

                                                 Sometimes a cat has to stretch out to enjoy
                                                          all those glorious warm sunbeams!
                                                       Ahhhhhhhh! Sunshine on panther fur! 

                                     Purrs you all find a nice sunbeam to warm your furs!

Monday, 17 October 2022

Julie the Window Gazer


Julie: As you can see, this window is one of my favourite places.


This nook was made for me as it is quiet and out 
of the way. There is a sofa below me and I can 
have a snooze whenever I want.

Mum often sits on the sofa and reads, or plays with her 
phone or laptop. Sometimes, I sit on her lap
and get scritches. Sometimes I snooze next to mum as
she put my cat bed at one end.

In spite of my being here for quite a while, I am
still most comfy being here. I guess it comes from spending
many days home alone when Mum was working.
I am happy though as mum is with me all the time!
She is adjusting too to this retirement thing and getting
more used to doing my blog on a laptop
instead of a desktop(which she still likes as it is more
familiar to her) Gee, she is still learning new things! MOL!
All I know is that I am happy we are together more!!!!

How are you doing, my friends?

Friday, 14 October 2022

Getting late to be doing this blog, Mum!


Julie: Mum, it's getting late. I think it is time for
us to go to bed!

The Mum: OK Julie. Just let me finish your blog OK?

Phooey! I want you to do that, but I want  to sleep too!
I'm tired Be fast OK ?

   The Mum: Gee! Guess I was not fast enough!

Come on Julie, let's go to bed!


Monday, 10 October 2022

Happy Thanksgiving Canada!


                                               Julie:Today is Thanksgiving Day in Canada.
                                             Yesterday, mum went to a sister's home to celebrate 
                                              with all her siblings. There are 6 siblings.
                                               They had a good time. I did not go as I am not fond 
                                               of travel. Not to mention that I do not like crowds.

                                              I did manage to get some laptime when mum came back.


                                                To me, this is my idea of Thanksgiving.
                                               I am thankful I am with Mum and for this comfy lap.

                                                 To all my fellow Canadians, I wish you a
                                                          HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Friday, 7 October 2022

Tattle Tale Friday with Julie!

Julie: Well, another week has come to an end.
Today is Friday, but that does not matter anymore 
as mum is retired. I love having her with me all day.
Just think, belly rubs on demand!

                                                As you can see, this nook area is my fave
                                                place. I am getting ready to jump up on mum's lap.
                                                A good stretch before jumping is a good thing.
I do some exploring when the house is quiet.
Mostly, though, I just hang out with mum. As you
can see, she likes this nook too!

      After years of being on my own all day,
                                                            I am not used  to people being around all day.
                                                            I am getting better, but moving at my pace.
                                                            Right now, I want to make my place on mum's lap!!

                                                        As you can see, Mum is still figuring out the laptop
                                                        and how things work. That is why the sentences are 
                                                        weird looking. She is more used to the desktop. 
                                                        Good thing she has all the time in the 
                                                        world, she's going to need it! MOL!!

Monday, 3 October 2022

Julie's Window

Julie: I am still sticking to this spot. 
Sometimes I venture downstairs, but usually
when it is quiet. In my other home, I was
used to quiet as I was alone all day while
Mum worked.  Now I am with
Auntie and Uncle and I am not sure about Uncle.
He is nice, he just moves more than I am used to.

I really like this window.
It is just my size and I can see the road below.
Below is the sofa mum and I sit on together.

Here is a tiny video of me .It is only 2 seconds.
Mum is trying out posting in Blogger.
Hopefully it works. Yup, you are never to old to learn.


Friday, 30 September 2022

Happy Friday with Julie

Julie: Gee! Friday already. Not that it really matters.
It just seems the days pass by quickly.
I don't mind so much as I am enjoying myself.
I spend a lot of time on mum's lap.
She likes to read so I know I will not
be disturbed for a while. MOL

As you can see, I live relaxing on mum's lap.
She can read her books and give me scritches
at the same time.

                                               If I want to have a snooze I can just pop over
                                                to the right and curl up on my fuzzy mat.
                                                I tell you, life is good!
                                                I hope you are doing something FUN today!
                                                If so, let me know in the comments!


Monday, 26 September 2022

Yes, I Still Like to Play!

Julie: Mum got this toy because she thought it was
cute and funky and it made her smile.

Know what? It makes me smile too!!'s also really FUN to play with too!!!

Just because I am getting older does not
mean I forget the kitten in me!!
I still love to have FUN!!!!

Besides, mum is OLDer and she bought this thing!

PeeEss: Don't tell her I said she was old!!

PeePeeEss: Hurricane Fiona blew into Nova Scotia early Saturday morning
as a Category 2 hurricane with winds  of 165kmh or 90 knots.
It made landfall close to the Cape Breton part of our province.
While that was far from where we live, the size of the storm
passing by us was intense.(We are about 40km from Halifax)
We lost power for a short period. Other parts of our province took
longer  to restore and some will not have power for days as
many power poles are broken and lying in the streets!
We are lucky to have assistance of power trucks from  the provinces
of New Brunswick ,Quebec, Ontario and even the state of Maine!
Hurricanes are just not FUN!!!

Thank you to all who wrote  wishing us luck.
We are glad it is over with and that it did not
cause us any problems. Whew!